Melbourne, Australia, and Princeton, NJ, September 5, 2023 — MPS Interactive Systems has acquired an equity stake in Liberate Learning. The collaboration is set to drive forward Liberate Learning’s mission to provide superior educational technology services and solutions to the APAC market.
Since 2010, Liberate Learning has been at the forefront of award-winning innovative learning technology solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Liberate Learning has supported countless blue-chip, higher education, and State and Commonwealth Government agencies. This strategic investment by MPS is a testament to a shared vision for a brighter, more informed future that aims to improve the human condition with learning technology.
Mr. Rodney Beach, Group Managing Director of Liberate Learning, expressed optimism, stating:
We are thrilled to welcome MPS as a strategic global partner for Liberate Learning. Their experience and expertise in the global marketplace, along with their rich interactive technological solutions, complement our mission, and we’re eager to leverage this collaboration to enhance our offerings, expand our reach, and continue to loyally serve our Australian clients with distinction. Our award-winning teams, processes, and vision will remain intact, with MPS giving us total autonomy to continue to grow our business in the manner that is best for Liberate Learning’s client partners.
This new alliance with MPS is a reaffirmation of Liberate Learning’s promise to deliver the absolute best in L&D solutions to its valued clients and partners.
“Please join us in celebrating this significant growth milestone. Together with our clients’ continued support and the enhanced capabilities this partnership brings, we are poised for even greater learning and technology innovations ahead,” concludes Mr. Beach.
What The Partnership Means For The Liberate Team
The investment will help Liberate Learning realize the growth potential they see in newly emerging markets and will safeguard their strong market position in the APAC L&D market.
The decision to partner with MPS stems from Liberate Learning’s vision to broaden their horizons and tap into scaled immersive learning capabilities, including AR, VR, learning platforms, learning experience centers, and brand museums.
Rahul Arora, Chairman and CEO of MPS Limited, reiterated the commitment, stating:
We are extremely impressed with the teams at Liberate Learning and how Rod and his management team have shaped their business with customers at the center of every decision and overall strategy. Our role in this combination is to support Liberate Learning in the extension of their capability portfolio into immersive learning that includes Extended Reality, learning platforms, brand museums, and learning experience centers.
Learning Solutions is MPS’s fastest-growing business, and the partnership with Liberate Group furthers the momentum. The APAC market has historically been untapped for MPS, and the partnership now changes that, which is in sync with the general market trends where APAC is outperforming more mature markets.
MPS is following a thoughtful portfolio approach toward its growth objective of consolidating the marketplace. Liberate Learning will operate as an independent entity in our eLearning portfolio. There will be no changes to the operating model or the way the team conducts their daily business.
Over the past 13 years, the Liberate Learning team has achieved remarkable success. This partnership with MPS aims to harness that momentum, ensuring they continue to lead in the industry.
Thanking the team for their unwavering commitment, it is time to serve even more partners, invest in nearby markets and offerings, and Rodney Beach feels “truly privileged to be on this growth journey with such a talented and dedicated team.”
Looking ahead, Rahul echoed Rod’s sentiments and stated, “I look forward to supporting Rod and his team in their determined journey to scale up Liberate Group into an eLearning powerhouse in the APAC region.”
About Liberate Learning
Liberate Learning is a premier workforce L&D solutions provider based in Australia. Committed to delivering high-quality learning resources and bespoke digital learning solutions, Liberate Learning has been instrumental in shaping the learning landscape and enabling organizations to meet their business goals. For more details, please visit Liberate Learning.
About MPS Interactive (MPSi) And MPS Limited
MPS Limited, founded over 50 years ago as a captive unit in India for Macmillan Publishing, is a premium B2B learning and platform solutions company that powers the education, research, and corporate markets in their quest to engage with their learners more meaningfully. After a change of ownership in 2012, MPS developed significant momentum because of consistent reinvestment in the business and considerable diversification by completing eight acquisitions between 2013 and 2022. Recently, MPS has entered a new growth phase by unlocking synergies between all its acquisitions. For more details, please visit MPS Limited and EI.